Nicholas Kristof, a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The New York Times, and Garrick Utley, president of the Levin Institute of the State University of New York, join Daljit Dhaliwal to discuss the impending U.S. troop surge and proposed exit strategy in Afghanistan.
The president's decision is said to be necessary as militant leaders seek new places to hide. But in the past, Pakistani leaders have objected to the strikes, saying they have caused too many civilian deaths. Daljit Dhaliwal speaks with Ahmad Kamal, Pakistan's former Ambassador to the United Nations.
Rachel Reid, a researcher for Human Rights Watch, joins Daljit Dhaliwal to discuss violence against women in Afghanistan and resulting self-immolation and suicide. David Chater reports for Al Jazeera English from Herat, Afghanistan, on how women are burning themselves to escape abusive and unwanted marriages.
Just four days remain until the long-anticipated summit on climate change in Copenhagen, Denmark. Today India announced a target to reduce harmful CO2 emissions, after similar offers by the U.S., China and the E.U. Daljit Dhaliwal discusses the upcoming climate conference with Annie Petsonk, International Counsel for the Environmental Defense Fund.
As part of our Beyond the Headlines series, Arieh O'Sullivan of The Media Line reports from the Palestinian town of Qalqilyah about a project on which Israelis and Palestinians are working together. Agriculture liaisons from both sides are cooperating to make strawberry fields blossom -- and as one Beatle might say, to give peace a chance.
With his long-awaited announcement on Afghanistan finally out of the way, President Obama now faces the next hurdle -- convincing Democrats in Congress and skeptical allies abroad about the wisdom of his plan. Many troops are hopeful that the plan will help wind down the war. David Brancaccio speaks with Masood Aziz about the the Obama plan.
Victor Rodwin discusses the intricacies of the health care system in Chile and how it compares to the United States. He is a professor of health policy and management at the Wagner School of Public Service at New York University.
President Barack Obama has decided to send at least 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan. He also announced an exit strategy to bring them home by the middle of 2011. Anthony Cordesman discusses President Obama's decision and what a shift in warfare tactics will look like. And James Bays reports for Al Jazeera English.
Worldfocus' John Larson has been reporting on Denmark's forward-thinking energy policy in the weeks leading up to the Copenhagen summit. Here, he visits a housing development outside of of Copenhagen where residents use astonishingly little energy.